Residential Roofing Repair For The Homeowner
After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, DO YOU NOTICE a spot on your ceiling? Or discoloration. If you have access to your attic, take a look in the attic for signs of leaking. It could indicate damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
If there is air conditioning equipment in the attic take a close look to see any moisture or condensation on pipes. A leak doesn’t always have to be a roof failure.
Stains, or worse, mold, can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside.
Residential Roofing Repair Moisture Killing Your Roof From The Inside
If you see shingles on your roof that are crumbling see image . your attic is not properly vented. Poorly vented attic will shorten the life of your roof. I’m sure you have seen roofers changing plywood on some roofs.
Most of the time it’s not a problem that was caused from the outside of the home. It is a moisture problem that rotted the roof from the inside out.
Here on long island many times to keep squirrels or other visitor out of our attics I have seen home owners board up the attic vents from the inside and some even on the outside to keep rodents out.
If their problem was birds or worse yet bees. The homeowner makes an airtight repair. Not realizing he is causing a very expensive roofing situation that will cost thousands to correct years later.
This will not happen over night but if not corrected it you cost you big time.
Keep those rodents and flying visitors out with screening materials. Get professional advice. You will be saving the life of your roof and your wallet.
Proper Roof Ventilation would Have Prevented This
If your roof looks like this, you need a new roof and a venting system. Your roofing expert will suggest a venting system, don’t think he is trying to get you to spend more money. He is giving you great advice.
Inadequate ventilation can possibly drive up your household cooling costs by trapping hot air in the attic. Attic moisture can also drip into your insulation, reducing its effectiveness
Here Are Some Things to Look for When Doing Residential Roofing Repair:
Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth can cause dark stains on your shingles. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new roof, but if you do choose to replace your shingles, ask for StainGuard® protection — available on many GAF Shingles, including Timberline® Cool Series Shingles, Timberline® Natural Shadow® Shingles, Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles, and Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles.
Perhaps You Roof Only Needs a Roof Repair
The roof is literally at the top of any homeowner’s maintenance list,or it should be. Your roof is subject to unnoticed wear and tear until it leaks. Fortunately, you can make minor repairs without the help of a professional roofer.
Once you’ve tracked down the leak, and (I have video on ourvideo page to help you). replace damaged shingles or shakes, patch tears in flat roll roofing, or seal any joint gaps. While many fixes are relatively simple, it’s best to call a roofer for widespread damage, signs of structural problems, or when you walk on your roof it feels a little weak.if your roof is over 20 years old you could request a roof inspection.
Affordable Residential Roofing Repair, & Roof Replacement
For Free Quotes and Emergency Roof Leak Repair in Long Island call 631-866-5246. We specialize in Shingle Roof Repair, Flat Roof Repair, Tile Roof Repair, Cedar Shake Roof Repair, Metal Roof Repair, Skylight Repair, if its on your roof we can stop it from leaking.
No matter the size of the repair we are here to provide you with excellent service at affordable prices. Let us provide you with a Free Estimate today by calling 631-866-5246